Browser Cues

Your browser will display visual cues to let you know whether you are on a secure connection. You should not enter any personal information on an unsecured connection.

The most common browser cue is the lock image in the address bar at the top of the browser window to indicate a secure connection. The chart below provides a link to download the most current version of a browser, as well as a sample image of a lock icon to indicate a secure connection.

Browser Security Indicators

Use the information below to help you determine the security features within your browser.

Non-Secure Connection

All Browsers: No Lock indicates a non-secure connection

Secure Connection

Mozilla Firefox 

Microsoft Internet Explorer  *

Google Chrome 

Apple Safari 

* See Microsoft's Lifecycle Support policy for Internet Explorer  for more information about supported versions.

To view the encryption certificate, click on the image of the closed lock in the address bar of your browser window. A small frame displaying site security information will appear.

For additional information on your browser's cues, refer to the browser's help section.